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Quality Measurement at CMS

CMS Quality Reporting and Value-Based Programs & Initiatives

As the largest payer of healthcare services in the United States, CMS continuously seeks ways to improve the quality of healthcare. CMS manages quality programs that address many different areas of healthcare. These programs encourage improvement of quality through payment incentives, payment reductions, and reporting information on healthcare quality on government websites.

Here are examples of quality reporting and value-based payment programs and initiatives.

Compare Sites

CMS created the Care Compare website to allow consumers to compare healthcare providers based on quality and other information and to make more informed choices when choosing a healthcare provider. Users of the site can compare providers in several categories of care settings.

  • Dialysis Facilities
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physicians
Last Updated: May 2022